1.Definition: (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
"His father was born in Atlanta"
"George Washington is the father of his country"
"The tennis fathers ruled in her favor", "The city fathers endorsed the proposal"Category: People
"Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
Related Noun(s):fatherhoodCategory: People
"Keep the faith of our forefathers"
Related Noun(s):padreCategory: People